The one thing I am passionate about...
Spending time with my horse, Reading voraciously, Being outdoors: gardening, camping, hiking, snorkeling (being in the water in general). Love beaches, deserts and mountains. Time with friends, one on one and in groups. Trying new activities that I may not be immediately adept at (i.e. bellydance classes - very fun, challenging, and I am not very good at it!). I have an adventurous nature - I admit to liking an adrenaline rush. (For instance, love zip-lining, despite my discomfort with heights). I don't let fear stop me from trying something new. FIne art and the art of the everyday world, live music, darts, road trips...
I typically spend my leisure time
Spending time with friends and family, riding my horse, being outdoors and active, relaxing with a partner - cooking together, watching movies, just unwinding, but also joining friends for activities. I like festivals and art-related social events and being with my godchildren. I love traveling, regionally, nationally, and when I can, internationally.
The most influential person in my life has been
I am hoping to meet someone truly grounded ? reasonably happy with themselves, but still looking for ways to grow. I like people that like people, but also have the ability to laugh at themselves and human nature in general.
The first thing people notice about me
I don't really know - my ability to appear serene in most situations? I will have to ask around and tweak this answer.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I read soooo much, this is hard to answer. I usually am reading 2-3 books at once. I am finishing "A Place on Earth" by Wendall Berry. His clear, realist view on the cycles of life is so clean and refreshing. "Room" was fascinating. "The Help" was a great book on the intricacies of race relations in America on the brink of the civil rights movement. Not a huge sci-fi fan, but "the Wind-up Girl" was a really interesting take on the "near future" - clones, environmental catastrophes, the influence of GMOs and the companies that make them and their influence on the world-wide economy, the environment and politics. Too many more to go into here.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My family and friends - blessed to have siblings I am close to, a great mom and extended family, and a very diverse, close group of friends.
- My career - I have worked very hard to be successful in my field, and I enjoy what I do.
- My home and my horse - I own a house I love and animals are very important to me.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
There is more than meets the eye.
Friends Describe me as
Hard Working, Intelligent, Kind, Sweet
A little more about me
I am not in a hurry to find the the most "perfect match." Wise enough now to know that I don't have a "type" when looking for a partner. People are fascinating, and I enjoy getting to know others, even if romance doesn't end up being part of the picture. I trust that when it is meant to be, it will be.
Impossible to Label
What I like to read
Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Other
Books I've read
i have to pick one?, really? i can't possibly narrow that down., favorite authors, at the moment: barbara kingsolver, margaret atwood, john steinbeck, isabelle allende, w. somerset maughm, wendell berry, cormac maccarthy, jane austen, ayn rand